The lighthouse keeper's residence still stands today as it did many years ago. Horses were used to get to the house and wooden steps, eventually replaced with a concrete path, was the trail to the lighthouse above. Remnants of the concrete path still exist.
Unfortunately, this is NOT a public building for all of us to enjoy. It has become a Bed and Breakfast where you can only stay if you have reservations and lots of money!! For $315.00 a night, you can look inside ... otherwise, you are out of luck. How in the world did this become a PRIVATE residence enjoyed by just a select few??? This makes me pretty mad!!!
Not only could I NOT get inside, I wasn't even allowed on the grass inside the fence to take pictures. Needless to say, I wasn't very happy to see this beautiful house that SHOULD be part of the National Park system, be totally closed to the public. At LEAST let people walk in one door, through the parlor and out the other door.
With my long lens, I was able to get around to the side and get a view of the lighthouse through the porch railing. It's a shame this can only be enjoyed by the rich and famous or the owners!!
A short walk further up the hill and you come to this beautiful structure. I hiked up before anyone else arrived, to get pictures not long after the sun came up.
The view from the lighthouse is pretty spectacular!!
All the way up the trail were beautiful lacy flowers, topped only by the crows that followed me every step, squawking and warning everyone I was on my way.
Back at the rig, I called Nick and Terry to see if I could come watch Miss Terry do a little weaving. She had set it up for wash cloths and was hard at work when I arrived. They are staying at The Jetty Thousand Trails Park. What a madhouse THAT has been with people fighting for camp sites!! The roads are very narrow and dirt from what I could see. People were squished in to sites like sardines!! Luckily for me, they had a nice site with extra parking.
Miss Terry explained all things "weaving" to me. WOW .. there's a lot to learn!! Lucky me, she is more than willing to share her experiences, both good and bad, so I can make an informed decision on what to purchase. When I left, my head was about to explode with information!!
This is the Schacht loom I would like to get. It's the grandchild of Terry's, so quite a bit smaller. Hers can make wider things with much more complicated patterns, but I think this one will suite me fine. I'm headed over to Harrisburg for rig repairs at O-dark-thirty tomorrow morning and hope to check it out in Eugene while there.
Today you ask?? Why the ice cream store, of course!!